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CSU System Poised To Eliminate SAT and ACT From Admissions Requirements


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The California State University system is poised to eliminate the SAT and ACT from its admissions requirements.

Cal State Chancellor Joseph I. Castro said Wednesday he supports scrapping the test requirements after a systemwide admission advisory council approved a recommendation to do so last week. The Board of Trustees will review the recommendation in January and vote on it in March. “I’m very supportive of that,” Castro said of eliminating testing requirements. “I just want folks to know that I am not interested as chancellor to make it harder for students to get into the CSU.”

A move by Cal State to drop the SAT and ACT requirement, coming after UC regents voted to do so last year, would put California in the vanguard of a national movement to eliminate standardized testing because of concerns over bias and to seek more equitable ways to assess a student’s potential for college success, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The CSU Board of Trustees will vote on whether to end the requirement next March.

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